All these ads and speeches from presidential candidates warning against “illegal” immigrants haven’t just fired up conservatives. They’re also motivating immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship so that they can vote in this election. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 8.8 million immigrants living in the U.S. are eligible to become citizens. A coalition of immigrant rights groups, led by Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), is working to naturalize one million people in time to vote in November.
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